|—n , pl -noes|
|1.||a small rectangular block used in dominoes, divided on one side into two equal areas, each of which is either blank or marked with from one to six dots|
|2.||(modifier) exhibiting the domino effect: a domino pattern of takeovers|
|[C19: from French, from Italian, perhaps from domino! master, said by the winner]|
simple gambling card game playable by two to eight players. The full deck of 52 cards is dealt out singly, so some hands may contain one more card than others. All players ante an agreed amount to a betting pool. In some circles anyone dealt one card fewer than others must ante an extra chip. Each player in turn, starting at the dealer's left, must play one card to the layout if legally able or otherwise must add one counter to the pool. The first player must play a 7. The next must play either the 8 or the 6 of the same suit to one long side of it or another 7 above or below it. Thereafter, each must play a card of the same suit and in unbroken sequence with one already on the table or another 7 if any are left. Sequences build up to the king in one direction and down to the ace in the other. The first player out of cards wins the pool, to which the others must add one chip for each unplayed card
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